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SANE Family Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Family Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care, Wound Care, Antenantal Care, Prenatal Care, SANE

Expert Witness No. 1437

EDUCATION:

1999-2001
Master of Nursing degree, Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1995 -1997
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California

1991-1993
Associate of Science, Nursing
San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, California

1989-1991
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts
San Bernardino Valley College

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

01/2009- present
Loma Linda University Family Medical Group, Urgent Care, Loma Linda, California
Provide urgent care services and comprehensive family care. Assess and manage acute health care needs. Provide rapid assessment and management of pain. Order diagnostic tests. Determine appropriate prescriptive medications and health care recommendations. Complete laceration and wound repair, including local anesthesia. Determine admission to hospital and coordinate with admitting physician for higher level of care.

09/2002-present Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (Bilingual), Bear Valley Community Health District, Big Bear Lake, California
Provided comprehensive primary care for English and Spanish-speaking families in rural family healthcare center. Conducted histories and physical examinations on newborns through geriatrics. Assessed and managed acute and chronic health problems. Ordered diagnostic tests. Determined prescriptive medications and health care recommendations. Provided community health maintenance education. Served as preceptor to nurse practitioner students. Performed antenatal care, fetal non-stress tests and limited ultrasounds for AFI as part of prenatal care program for “Mothers on Mountains.”

01/2005-01/2006 Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care, Big Bear, California
Provided urgent care services and comprehensive care for English and Spanish speaking families, including primary focus on mountain resort injuries. Assessed and managed acute healthcare needs. Ordered diagnostic tests and determined appropriate prescriptive medications and health care recommendations. Provided wound care, including local anesthesia administration, laceration suturing and other closures.

01/2001-01/2003 Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Team Health West, Big Bear, California
Completed rapid, focused evaluation of urgent problems as seen in the Bear Valley Community Hospital ER setting. Provided wound care, including local anesthesia administration, laceration suturing and other closures. Participated in x-ray interpretation with a certified Radiologist.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Cont:

08/2001-07/2002
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Oso Family Medical Center & Urgent Care, Mission Viejo, California
Provided urgent care services and comprehensive primary care for families. Conducted full histories and physical examinations on newborns to adults. Assessed and managed acute and chronic health problems across the age span. Ordered diagnostic tests and determined appropriate prescriptive medications and health care recommendations.

03/1998-08/2001
Registered Nurse, Evergreen Medical Center, Kirkland, Washington
Provided nursing care to patients admitted to Intensive Care/Critical Care Unit. Responsibilities included hemodynamic monitoring, myocardial infarction protocols, patients on ventilator life support systems, and assisting in cardiac catheterization.

1994-1998
Registered Nurse, Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands, California
Provided skilled nursing care in the following units: Orthopedics, Medical-Surgical, Post-partum, Transitional Care, and Telemetry.

1994-1996
Forensic Nurse, Western Nurse Specialists, Loma Linda, California
Served as Sexual Assault Response Team Director. Trained registered nurses in the procedures for medical-legal evidence collection. Completed over 100 crime lab examinations and reviewed more than 500 examinations and 2000 assault slides. Served as expert witness for the state of California on three separate case examinations.

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION
  • 1994-present
    Registered Nurse, State of California, license
  • 1994
    Certified Sexual Assault Examiner, State of California, license
  • 1997-present
    Registered Nurse, State of Washington, license
  • 1994-2011
    BLS Healthcare Provider
  • 1998-present
    Public Health Nurse, State of California, license
  • 1999-2011
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
  • 2001-present
    California Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • 2006-present
    National Provider Identification, Current
  • 2007-2009
    Pediatric Advanced Life Support Health Care Provider
  • 2007-2011
    DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, Current
PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

1993
College Board Certificate Award winner, San Bernardino Valley College
1994
Guest lecturer, “Adult Sexual Assault Forensic Exam”, Palm Springs Police Department
1995
Guest lecturer, “Adult Sexual Assault Exam”, Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
1994-1996
Created three assault examination sites in southern California for Western Nurse Specialists, Inc.
2001
Created Forensic Evidence Collection training video, University of Washington.
2004
Guest lecturer, “Hormone Therapy and Health Maintenance for Mature Women,” Bear Valley Community Women’s Group

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